Richelle Antoinette Noroyan, Democrat Candidate for Santa Cruz City Council

From Apple and the high tech world to local politics, Noroyan has a broad view of Santa Cruz.

General Information

Name : Ms. Richelle Antoinette Noroyan
Age : 44
Place of residence : Santa Cruz, CA 95060



Attended college : Yes
College : California State University Fresno
Degree : BA Political Science
Year of graduation : 1992

Grad school

University : N/A
Degree : N/A
Year of graduation : N/A

Ph D.

University : N/A
Area of research : N/A
Year of graduation : N/A

Employment Information

Job titles held : District Director, Office of Assemblymember Ira Ruskin, Marketing Communications Manager, SCO. Marketing Coordinator, Apple Computer, Project Manager, Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California, Campaign Field Coordinator, Events Coordinator
Employers : Apple Computer, SCO, California State Assembly, California Democratic Party, ETR Associates, UCSC

Political Information

Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Santa Cruz City Council
Chamber/district: The city of Santa Cruz is an at large election
Incumbent: No
First elected: 11 November 1111
Previous elective offices : Santa Cruz County Democratic Central Committee
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : I have only run for the Santa Cruz County Democratic Central Committee and that election never came to the ballot

Party HQ

Address 22 Josefa Way
Santa Cruz

Campaign Manager

Name : No manager, run by committee


Website : www.noroyanforcouncil.com
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/noroyanforcouncil

Other facts

I grew up in Santa Cruz and attended local area public schools. Played in the city's youth sports leagues, softball and basketball, as well as school sports teams. I am proud to have been a part of the legacy of the Santa Cruz High Big Red Marching Band and jazz band. Was editor of the high school newspaper. Graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1986

-My parents owned and operated a 7-11 on Mission Street in the mid 1970's. They sold that business and opened up Hugo's Armenian Restaurant on the west side. My mother went on to work for the county for 20+ years. My father currently manages a hotel in the beach/wharf area. -

Married to Jim Jensen. He works for the County of Santa Cruz and provides desk top support for all county departments.

-Currently working as an independent social media marketing consultant for an Internet based small business

-District Director for Assemblymember Ira Ruskin. Managed staff and focused on education, business, environment and state budget issues. Worked with city staff and elected officials from Palo Alto and Los Altos on state policy that impacted cities.

-Managed worldwide developer relations programs both at Apple Computer and SCO, Inc. Created and implemented no-cost or low cost marketing programs for mostly small business application developers, responsible for worldwide communications to business partners, and recruited new developers at tech conferences.

-Managed of staff of 11 and a $6.5 million California Department of Health anti-tobacco program that included development of brochures, posters, booklets, curriculum material, promotional items and legal guides.

-Attended education conferences across the US for the Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence (CREDE), a federally funded Department of Education project focused on improving teacher techniques to improve the academic success of traditionally under performing students. COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES -Santa Cruz City Commissioner and Vice Chair for the Public Works and Transportation Commission, 2008

– Present -Member, Santa Cruz County Democratic Party Central Committee 1995 – Present -Santa Cruz County Democratic Party Central Committee, Chair 2005 – 2006 & 2011 - 2012 -Advisory Board Member for Peninsula Interfaith Action, 2008 – 2010 -Member of the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee, 2005 – 2010 -Member of the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee, 2005 - 2010 -Santa Cruz City Commissioner for the Sister Cities Committee, 1998 – 2001 -Member, SCO Corporate Contributions Committee, 1999 - 2001


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